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I manually select from my UTXOs, sign the tx (offline programmatical signing, not with wallet) and only interact with bitcoind when I call sendrawtransaction. But in the meantime another process might have chosen one of the same UTXOs and have already been broadcast before mine.

At which point would I realize my tx broadcast didn't make it? Would sendrawtransaction return error? Or would it be only evident if I call gettransaction with the txid returned by sendrawtransaction? It would say "no such tx exists"?

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sendrawtransaction submits your transaction to your own node's mempool for validation and relay. If it is not accepted, an error will be returned which will be returned to the user by the RPC.

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  • So that means that, given the other competing transaction that snatched one of my UTXOs is also submitted to the same node, my own node will return error to the sendrawtransaction call?
    – Thalis K.
    Mar 28 at 11:28
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    If your node has accepted the other transaction to its own mempool, then yes, it will give you an error when you use sendrawtransaction.
    – Andrew Chow
    Mar 28 at 11:31

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